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Edgar Still Keen On Who

As previously reported geek Auteur Edgar Wright is still keen to direct an episode of Doctor Who. Now, anyone who has seen either Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz or the fantastic Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World (Go. See. Now!) will know that his breakneck camera moves, inspired cutting and atttention to detail would be a brilliant fit for the Whoniverse.

And if that didn’t tick enough boxes Wright has been a fan of the show since childhood, he told Digital Spy:

“I was a huge Doctor Who nerd as a kid, to the point where I dressed up as Peter Davison’s Doctor,” he admitted. “The last time I saw Steven [Moffat], he said ‘Any time you want to do a Doctor Who, just shout’.”

Wright was offered the chance to direct an episode of the Ninth Doctor’s sole series by Russell T. Davies but was too busy promoting Shaun of the Dead to take up the viewfinder.

The director has also crossed paths with Steven Moffat before- When Moffat left Steven Spielberg and Peter Jackson’s Tintin adaptation to work on some show, Wright and co-writer Joe Cornish (the Joe in the Adam & Joe Show)  took over drafting duties.

So is Edgar the right choice? And which other contemporary director would you like to see helm an episode of Who (I call shotgun on Guillermo Del Toro.)

(via Digital Spy)


Everyone has a favourite Doctor and mine - just for his honesty, his fairness and his ability to not notice the Master's awful, awful disguises/anagrams (Sir Gilles Estram!?!) - has to be the Fifth Doctor, Peter Davison. The stories didn’t serve him as well as his acting served those stories.

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